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The Battle of Brávellir

June 20, 2020 — The legendary Battle of Brávellir took place somewhere in the southeast of Sweden in the 600s or 700s CE. Remarkably, the battle was one of honor and wasn’t based on aggression. For what reason then? Learn the Lore »



Midsummer, Kupala Night, and the Summer Solstice

June 17, 2020 — The European summer solstice is soon upon us, and in particular, the “Swedish Midsommar” — which neither Amajarl nor Seidrsunna can stop talking about right now — is a festivity that has been celebrated in northwestern Europe since time immemorial. Learn the Lore »


Staying Alive: Health and diet in the Viking Age

May 2, 2020 — How did the Vikings manage to be almost always combat-ready when they drank A LOT and ate plenty of meat? Well, to start with, they only drank mead and ale. Some Jarls could afford wine if they had the trading connections to continental Europe or Kievan Rus’. Learn the Lore »



An anecdote of life and death in the North Sea at the end of the Viking Age

March 2, 2020 — Viking raiding was more often than not a part-time occupation. The Orkneyinga saga (included in the Icelandic Flateyjarbók) describes the habits of one Norse sailor by the name of Sveinn Ásleifarson. Learn the Lore »


From Gotland to Aujum and Beyond: The Birth of Europe

January 15, 2020 — The region known as Europe today has been reshaped several times by centuries of wars, raids, and the falls and rises of petty kingdoms and vast empires alike. Learn the Lore »



Sónargǫltr — Sacrifice of the Wild Boar

December 15, 2019 — The midwinter festivities of ancient Europe are often called Yule or Yuletide. Learn the Lore »


Manx Loaghtan: The Four-Horned Goats and Sheep of the Vikings

December 2, 2019 — If someone asked whether you’d ever seen a four-horned goat, you’d be forgiven for initially thinking it was the start of a joke. Learn the Lore »



Særkland and the Khazar Khaganate

November 16, 2019 — Historical sources describe how Varangian Rus’ (eastern Vikings) met betrayal, massacre, and death on the Caspian Sea — at the hands of the Khazars. But, who were they?

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The Nine Runes of the Oseberg Ship

October 23, 2019 — The Oseberg Viking ship is famous for many reasons, such as its beautifully carved ornamentation and possible connection to the supreme Yngling dynasty that helped found Denmark, Norway, and Sweden.

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HERMÓÐR AND SLEIPNIR BRING WORD FROM THE FAR REACHES OF ÁSALAND.




HERMÓÐR AND SLEIPNIR BRING WORD FROM THE FAR REACHES OF ÁSALAND.